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Mission Moments—December 2010 - Hope Lutheran Church


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									                                 Ministry Leadership Team: Cyndy Stroot, Chairperson, Todd
  Hope Lutheran Chur
                                 Elder, Vice-Chairperson, Tim Holt, Secretary, Erik Rodriguez, Treas-

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                                                                                                                                                    sion Moments—Dec
                                 urer; Mark Slaybaugh, Lanette DeRose, Lew Upchurch, Greg Ismay,

                                 Todd Elder, Ronny Burman, Andy Hoh, Nancy Repak, Craig Helmers,
                                 Pat Kramer.
      3525 Rogers Road

    Wake Forest, NC 27587        Ministry Staff:
                                 Rev. Preston E. Wagner………………………………………..…Senior Pastor
     Phone: 919.554.8109         Rev. Tab E. Cosgrove………………………………….………Associate Pastor
      Fax: 919.554.0412          Rev. Larry R. Lineberger………………………..…Assistant to the Pastor
Web: www.hopelutheranwf.org      Rev. E. Phillip Sebastian….……………..Organist and Choir Director
Saturday Celebration Service
                                 Krista Young…….…...Director of Christian Ed. & Youth Ministry
                                 Beth Ray…….….Director of Christian Ed. & Children’s Ministry
                                                                                                                                         Hope Lutheran Church                                       December 2010
          5:30PM                 Shannon Janosko…………....………………………..Parish Administrator
      Sunday Worship             Rita Kaess………………………….…………………………...Church Secretary
     8:30AM & 11:00AM            Jan McCluskey………………….………………………..…………….Bookkeeper
                                 Mike Featham………………………………………………...Facilities Manager
                                                                                                                                                    Advent and Christmas at Hope
Sunday Christian Education                                                                              The people of Hope Lutheran
                                 Terry Ultis………………………………….Ministry Projects Coordinator
        Hour 9:45AM                                                                                       Church are committed to
                                 Kathy Vockeroth…………..………….……….…Hand Bell Choir Director                                                              MIDWEEK              PRESCHOOL              CAROL SERVICE OF
                                 Joe Walters, Tim Stroupe, Michael Case,                                 proclaiming and living the
                                                                                                         Word and love of Christ.”
                                                                                                                                                       ADVENT              CHRISTMAS              HOLY COMMUNION
                                 Ray Sharpstene…………...……………………...……………………Praise Team
                                 Regina Fisher………….…………………………………….Preschool Director                                                                  SERVICES             PROGRAMS               Sunday, December 19
                                 Angela Baker…………...……..…Preschool Administrative Assistant                                                                                                         8:30AM & 11:00AM
                                 Coralee Rogers………………….………...Preschool Financial Assistant                                                                                                        9:45AM Sunday School &
                                 Suzanne Whiting            Deborah Burns         Lydia Franklin        Inside this issue:                     Wednesdays,
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Bible Classes
                                 Jill Dillow                Renee Pfendler        Lisa Dotson                                                December 1 & 8,
                                 Linda Waterman             Stephanie Bechtel     Eileen McHugh              Dedication Service   3                7:00PM
                                 Dawn Ponsolle              Tracie White          Judie Morrical                                                                      “Celebrating the Birth          LIVE NATIVITY
                                                                                                         Notes from the Pastors   4          “It’s About Time!”
                                 Sharon Davidson            Nancy Hipsman         Carolyn Rathje                                                                            of Jesus”              December 20, 21 & 22
                                 Amanda DeCilles            Carol Mougey          Christine Murphy                                            Pastor Cosgrove
                                                                                                                                                                      Tuesday, December 14,           7:00PM—8:30PM
          We’re on the Web!      …………………………………...…...Preschool Teachers and Assistants                       Adult Bible Study    5            Pastor Wagner
                                 Kay Self, Jennifer Edens, Karie Cook, Marlene Spencer, Heleen Bloom-                                                                        2:30pm               Now that you’ve taken the
        www.hopelutheranwf.org   er, Renee Pfendler, Erin Ames, Lisa Dotson ……Nursery Attendants        Fellowship, Service and   6
                                                                                                                                            Christmas Pageant          Wednesday—Friday,            children to see Santa,
                                                                                                               Outreach News                                           December 15, 16 & 17        bring them to see Jesus!
                                                                                                                                           December 15, 7:00PM
                                                                                                                                            “Arrest These Merry             at 9:30am
                                                                                                                Preschool News    7
                                                                                                                                                                                                    SUNDAYS AFTER
                                                                                                                   Youth News 8-9                                         SATURDAY                     CHRISTMAS
                                                              from Hope Lutheran Church                                                                                   CHRISTMAS                Sunday, December 26
                                                                                                        American Heritage Girls 10                    CHORAL
                                                                                                                                                                         CELEBRATION                Sunday, January 2
                                                                                                            Children’s Ministry 11                   CHRISTMAS                                       8:30AM & 11:00AM
                                                                                                        Welcome New Members 12                        CANTATA                                          Services of Holy
                                                                                                                                                                      December 18 @ 5:30PM
                                                                                                               Blessed...to be a 13       Sunday, December 12         Last Saturday Service for    9:45AM on 12/26—A Time of
                                                                                                               Blessing Update              8:30AM & 11:00AM            2010—no services on         Christmas Fellowship, bring
                                                                                                                                                                          December 25 and         cookies and goodies to share, no
                                                                                                        Birthdays/Anniversaries 14             “ Night of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Sunday school, youth or adult
                                                                                                                                               Father’s Love”                January 1
                                                                                                                   Prayer Page 15                                                                         classes that day.

                                                                                                                                      CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES
                                                                                                                                           Children’s                                Traditional Christmas Eve
                                                                                                                                       Christmas Services                              Candlelight Service of
                                                                                                                                          3:00PM & 5:00PM                                Holy Communion
                                                                                                                                      Designed for younger children                               11:00PM
               Permit # 158                                                                                                                  and families.                         10:30PM Special Pre-Service Christmas
                                                                                                                                                                                    Eve Music by the Hand Bell Choir and
                                                 ADDRESS SERVICE REQUESTED
                                                                                                                                       Family Candlelight                                 Instrumental Ensemble
     Wake Forest, NC 27587
                                                                  Wake Forest, NC 27587
                                                                                                                                       and Carols Service
           US Postage Paid
                                                                          3525 Rogers Road
                                                                          3525 Rogers Road                                                                                        The 11:00PM service flows into Christmas
                  Bulk Rate                                                                                                                     7:00PM                            Day morning. There will be no Christmas
                                                                                                                              Children’s Message & Children’s Church,
                                               Hope Lutheran Church & Preschool
                                               Hope Lutheran Church & Preschool
   Non-Profit Organization                                                                                                                                                            Day Service or Saturday Evening
                                                                                                                                         Nursery Provided                          Celebration Service on December 25th.
                                                                                                                                                                                           Enjoy your time with
                                                                                                                                                                                               your families!
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Christmas Events and Activities                                                                                                                                Remembering People in Prayer
                                                                                                                          The prayers below were included in worship and on the prayer chain last month. If you have prayer requests, you can
                                                                                                                          send them to Rita Kaess in the church office at rkaess@hopelutheranwf.org or 554-8109, or complete a prayer card at wor-
                 It’s a Parade!                                 Hope’s Annual Christmas                                   ship. Rita will inform the pastors and the prayer chain of the prayer request.
                                                                 Angel Tree Outreach
The Service/Outreach Team would like to invite you                                                                        SYMPATHY FOR …                                                           HEALING AND STRENGTH FOR …
to the Wake Forest Christmas Parade on                                                                                        Kati Zick & family at the death of her grandmother, Clara              Herman Cole, hospitalized briefly due to complications following a
                                                               Each year Hope Lutheran Church adopts                          Beard, especially for Kati’s grandfather after 61 years together;      heart procedure;
Saturday, December 11th from 1:00—3:00PM in                    families in need for Christmas. Gift and                       The family of Al Vockeroth’s cousin, Kathleen Standley at her          David Isrealson, Lana Wagner’s cousin recuperating from surgery
downtown Wake Forest.         The Youth Hand Bell              food donations are delivered to these                          death;                                                                 for a brain tumor, and for his wife, Sue, as she provides care;
ringers will be on a rented float playing favorite             families for the holiday. Simply obtain an Angel               The family of Danny Thornton, friend of Jim & Yola Whittaker           Preschooler, Kate Shuey, recovering from surgery after a dog bite;
holiday tunes. The Service/Outreach Team will also             ornament from the Christmas tree in the narthex                at his sudden death;                                                   Holly Bruck’s aunt, Donna Rutter, recovering from arm surgery and
be handing out candy and flyers about Hope Lutheran            and return the gift indicated on the angel by the              Childhood friend of Lisa Harz, Dina Swiger & family at the             diagnostic tests after a seizure;
Church. All ages are welcome to participate. If you                                                                           death of her 17-year old son, Ryan, in a car accident in Ohio;         Adam and Ben DeRose’s grandfather, Bob DeRose, hospitalized with
                                                               date indicated. Contact Bette Barrett at 554-4951 if
                                                                                                                              Ann Thompson & family at the death of her mother;                      pneumonia;
are interested in helping in any way, please call Holly        you would like to help with this ministry or know of
                                                                                                                              Hanna Lovic & family, classmate of Olivia Pierre, at the death of      Buddy Council, Dennis Holzschuch’s brother-in-law and Shirley
Hoffman       at     270-1801      or     email     at         a family in need this Christmas. This year’s Angel                                                                                    Holzschuch’s son-in-law hospitalized with nephritis;
                                                                                                                              her father;
chedda1@embarqmail.com.                                        Tree program will also be helping 3 families from              Kevin Sutton & family at the death of his mother;                      Vickie Gelfo recuperating after shoulder surgery;
                                                               Heritage Middle School.                                        The family of Mark Feist, friend of Krista Young from Australia,       Chad Perry’s mother, Charlene Perry diagnosed with bone cancer;
                                                                                                                              at his sudden death;.
         The Live Nativity is Back!!                                                                                          Lori Levy’s sister-in-law, Laura Franks, at the death of her
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Virginia Fulbright’s sister, Gayle Rice, recovering after collarbone
                                                                               Join the young adults group on                 mother;                                                                Sherri Hall suffering with a severe and painful infection;
                              The      dates      are                          December 18th for a Christmas                                                                                         Philomena Jaundoo recovering from a mini stroke;
                              December         20—22                           party at Beth Ray’s house. The             THANKSGIVING AND PRAISE FOR ...                                            Coworker of Mike Kaess, Pat Stussie receiving treatment for an
                              from      7:00-8:30PM                            party starts at 6:30pm, and the                The baptisms of Tyler Miller, and Kayla & Taylor Hall;                 aggressive cancer;
                                                                                                                              The birth of Ted Bachman’s grandson, Isaac, to Laura & J.B.
                              each night.        The                           group will enjoy dinner,                                                                                              Mary Jane Mink recovering after cancer surgery at UNC Hospital;
                                                                                                                              Stephenson on 10/29;
                              Crèche will be set up                            fellowship, games and fun.                                                                                            A young friend of Rosie Miller, Robin Davis, severely injured in a
                                                                                                                              Elyse Razzetto, friend of Tim & Kathy Stroupe, awake and talk-         car accident in January, being released from UNC Rehab to her
                              by the entrance area at                          Please be sure to bring a $5                   ing after being on life support with no brain activity;                parents’ home as she is not making progress;
                              Rodgers Road. There                                    white elephant gift and a                The marriage of Karen Stephenson’s daughter Melissa to Win-            Karen Stephenson’s sister, Katherine Peele, diagnosed with breast
                              will be refreshments               Young      Adults side dish to share.                        ston Mitchell;                                                         cancer and scheduled for surgery on 11/24;
served in the lower level parking lot by the Service/                                                                         The 100th birthday of Clara Aumann, Rosie Miller’s godmother;
Outreach Team.
                                                                    Group                                                     5-year old Collin Gallagher, as x-rays revealed that his foot is
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Cindy Marriott recovering after surgery at UNC-CH
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Nick Wilczynski as the arachnoid cyst in his head has grown.
                                                                                            Beth’s house is located at:       not broken;
                                                                                                                                                                                                     5-year old Liviya Anderson, neighbor of the Holt Family in need of a
                                                               4120 Willow Haven Ct Raleigh, NC 27616. For any                Lori Levy’s mother, Patricia Franks, doing well after cancer sur-
There is a need for lots of volunteers, gifted thespians,                                                                                                                                            bone marrow transplant;
                                                               further questions contact Beth Ray at the church or            gery;
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Daniel and Clay Self as both recover from surgery;
and people to bring cookies so please sign-up at the                                                                          Good test results for Ted Bachman’s friend, Herman Sampson,
                                                               email at bray@hopelutheranwf.org            The Young                                                                                 Linda Modlin’s sister, Barbara Brewer recovering after eye surgery;
Welcome Desk and let’s make this the best Live                                                                                as he battles prostate cancer;
                                                               Adults group is for anyone who is 21-30 something—                                                                                    A 3-year old boy recovering after surgery due to a broken leg;
Nativity yet!!! Even if you can’t help, please plan to
                                                               hope you can join us! If you are interested in being       HEALING AND STRENGTH FOR …                                                 Renee’ Steffel’s mother, Betty Brewer recovering after knee replace-
stop by and visit the Live Nativity— a Christmas                                                                                                                                                     ment surgery;
tradition at Hope!                                             added to the e-vite list, please email Beth.                   Darlene McKenney’s brother, Bill Hagerich, hospitalized with
                                                                                                                              internal bleeding and prayers that he will adjust to being in a        Mary Smith’s father, John Ridella, being treated for cancer;
                                                                                                                              nursing home;                                                          Gabby VanSickle, hospitalized at UNC for an infection;
                                                                                                                              10-month old Maddie, child of Jennifer & Kermit Lewis, friend          Dick & Elaine Kruger’s son, Brian Kruger diagnosed with cancer;
                                                                                                                              and former coworker of Michael Case, hospitalized at UNC after
                                                                                                                              suffering seizures;                                                  COMFORT AND DIRECTION FOR …
First Christmas in Hope’s New Sanctuary!                                                                                      Dean Collins going through another round of chemotherapy;
                                                                                                                              Jeannene Smith’s daughter, Julie Smith, recovering after eye
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Linwood, a customer of Mike Ponsolle whose wife has been missing
                                                                                                                                                                                                     and police now suspect foul play;
                                                                                                                              surgery;                                                               Friends of Jeff & Holly Bruck filing for divorce at 14 years of mar-
                                                                                                                              Brian Self’s mom, Katherine, for proper diagnosis and healing;         riage, and for their two adopted children;
          ALTAR CARE                     narthex. Altar Care Christmas           in honor or in memory of loved
                                                                                                                              Joe, father of Ted Bachman’s friend, Ruth Sutherland, as he
                                         Decorating will take place on           ones. Sign up at the welcome center                                                                                 A friend of Kelley Bowen who recently lost her job and is battling
           CHRISTMAS                                                                                                          experience set-backs in his recovery after a fall from his roof;       breast cancer for the second time;
                                         Saturday, December 11 beginning at      in the narthex. The cost is $10 each
          DECORATING                     9:00AM, assisted by the Men of          with checks payable to Hope,
                                                                                                                              Dee Rasmussen recovering after gallbladder surgery;                    Michael Gallagher’s Uncle Tom and Aunt Mickie as Tom nears the
                                                                                                                              Susan Baker’s niece, Ashley and her unborn child as Ashley             final stage of life;
                                         Hope.                                   earmarked for ―poinsettias.‖                 suffered a ruptured appendix and developed sepsis;                     Jessica Jay, for God’s peace, protection and guidance;
It will be an exciting decorating
                                                                                                                              The granddaughter of Jenny Case’s friends, Dick & Sheila Dud-          Family members dealing with marriage and drug problems
year as the Altar Care Team focuses                                              The poinsettias will be available for        ley who was badly injured in a all from a hay wagon and for
on the first Christmas in the new                           Christmas                                                         peace for her family;
                                                            Poinsettias will     you to take home after the 11:00PM                                                                                SAFETY FOR …
sanctuary! Two trees are planned                                                 Christmas Eve Service or after the
                                                                                                                              Beth Williams, friend of Tom & Rebecca Miller who suffered a
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Doug Kubel, friend of the Beaman Family as he travels to Siberia to
for the chancel with garland and                            adorn the chancel                                                 broken neck in a fall from a horse, and praise that she is not
                                                                                                                                                                                                     work with an orphanage;
                                                            and windows at       Sunday services on December 26.              paralyzed;
large wreaths on the side walls and                                                                                                                                                                  David Huffine as he travels;
                                                                                                                              Norm Bell recovering after surgery;
balcony. Candles will be placed in                          Hope. You can                                                                                                                            Pastor Rick Ingel as he travels in Africa;
                                                                                                                              Bob Bishop’s father, Bill Bishop, seriously ill with congestive
the window sills and poinsettia’s                            purcha se     as                                                                                                                        All serving in the military;
                                             Sign Up for                                                                      heart failure, that God will comfort the family through this jour-
placed in the sanctuary and                                  many as you like                                                 ney;
                                                                                                                              A friend of the Vera Family recovering from bone cancer;
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                    December Birthdays & Anniversaries
Happy Birthday ...             Dec. 16 Eric Swenson           Dec. 30 Mike Bachman

Dec. 1 Taylor Elkins
                                       Sandra Turgeon
                                       Jessica Beltran
                                                                      Joel DeCilles
                                                                      Betty Derenzis
                                                                                                                                     DEDICATION SERVICES 
        Jack Green                     Taylor Rotosky                 Brooke Koehler
        Larry Jones            Dec. 17 Nadine Lewis                   Reid Sudheimer
        Kelcey Rogers          Dec. 18 Shelly Rotosky         Dec. 31 Lesa Atkins
        Linda Turman           Dec. 19 Gina Goodsell                  Gretchen Bradley
Dec. 2 Lauren Edwards                  Seth Hall                      Josh Ellis
        Melissa Van Rensburg           Sam Jones                      Carroll Hortman
Dec. 3 Jody Harris                     Ryan Moran                     Isabelle Upchurch                     Community
                                       Ben Wester
        Jack Kannan                                                                                         Open House
        Beth Ray               Dec. 20 Amy Adair
                                       Jerry Alvis
                                                              Happy Anniversary
                                                                                                        Saturday, December 4
                                                                                                                                           Hope Lutheran Church
        Sue Seaman
        Jananne Spencer                Cassidy Henault        December 2                                        12-4PM                   Wake Forest, North Carolina
Dec. 4 Frank Henley                    Spencer Jones                Bill & Ann Jasper
        Laura Rom                      Sandy Nokes            December 3                                                                 Sunday, December 5th at 4:00PM
Dec. 5 Nancy Hipsman                   Kim Nugent                   Tim & Kathy Stroupe
        Carlton Nelson                 Daniel Young           December 4                                                                         The members and staff
        Brodie O’Donnell       Dec. 21 Lindsay Fisher               Jeff & Diane Luther
Dec. 6 Christopher Long                Tara Martin            December 6                               Invite your friends and                  of Hope Lutheran Church
        Charlie Melhinch               Kara Mlakar                  Rob & Kathy Bailey                 neighbors to come and
                                       Christine Murphy                                                                                    extend a cordial invitation for you
Dec. 7 Bill Atti                                                    Nicole & Shawn Holmes              tour the new facilities.
        Lilly McElcar                  Angelina Rebollar      December 9                               Refreshments will be          to attend the dedication of the congregation’s
        Matt Miller                    Mark Slaybaugh               Bill & Cathy Gang                  served.
Dec. 8 Ian Christine           Dec. 22 Michele Bradley        December 10                                                                new sanctuary and expanded facilities
        Anya Marr                      Luke Lauther                 Ralph & Phyllis Harrison
                                       Kade Sudheimer
                                                                                                                                                on Sunday, December 5
Dec. 9 Shannon Janosko                                        December 14
        Dick Richardson        Dec. 23 Trevor Bryan                 Mark & Sharon Gipner                                                    at four o’clock in the afternoon.
                                       Jena Hoh                                                         HISTORICAL NOTE
        Jessica Steinmiller                                   December 18
        Elaine Willers                 Elizabeth McClure            David & Diane Lynn                                               A reception will immediately follow the service.
                               Dec. 24 Kay Self                                                        The first service of the
Dec. 10 Beverly Parmelee                                      December 21
                                       Tommy Steinmiller                                               Wake Forest Lutheran
Dec. 11 Brian Harris                                                Bill & Bettie Brunkhorst
                                       Hannah Stroot                                                   Mission was held on
        Bill Wellnitz                                               Jeff & Beth Lasater
                               Dec. 26 Walter Batiansila                                               December 8, 1996. The
Dec. 12 Patrick Lee                                           December 22
                                       Auden Lindberg                                                  mission was sharing the
Dec. 13 Trish Bergfors                                              Ronny & Pat Burman
                                       Diane Luther                                                    sanctuary of St. Catherine
        Corey Garrity                                               Dave & Jan Dietz
                                       Prudence Neugebauer                                             of Siena Catholic Church,
        Sherri Hall                                           December 26
                                       Georgianna Rasmussen                                            the little stone church on
        Allen Kannan                                                Frank & Elizabeth Henley
                               Dec. 27 Dan Baker                                                       South      Main    Street.
        Jena Miller                                           December 27
                                       Luis Fondo                                                      Catholic worship services
        Conner Morris                                               Ron & Barbara Beltran
                                       Robert Gehring                                                  were held at 8AM &
        Jake Phetteplace                                      December 28
                               Dec. 27 Peggy Ilich                                                     9:30AM        with     the
        Linda Wellnitz                                              Michael & Brenda Kris
                                       Jeremy Moran                                                    Lutheran’s “taking over”
Dec. 14 Justin Cusano                                               Dick & Elaine Kruger
                                       Debra Verny                                                     at 11:00AM.
        Mary Jane Haske                                             Bill & Sue Seaman
        Cooper Schanda         Dec. 28 Nick Rotosky           December 29
                                       Wick Smith                                                      On Dedication Sunday,
        Bill Turman                                                 Frank & Eileen Dreier
                                       Luke Tine                                                       December 5, Hope is
        Andrew Dubiel                                               Darren & Tammy Dunne
                               Dec. 29 Alex DiMartino                                                  observing     the 14th
        Jan McCluskey                                               Michael & Gina Newhouse
                                       Elizabeth Henley                                                Anniversary of the first
Dec. 15 Susan Otte                                                  David & Kati Zick
                                       Katie Malone                                                    worship service.
        Cindy Schaffer                                        December 31
        Bill Seaman            Dec. 29 Denise Moline                Terry & Mary Haas
Dec. 16 Jodie Summerlin                Teri Mortensen               Joseph & Shelly Hummel
                                       Anne Smith
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Notes from the Pastors                                                                                                                                      Celebrating Gifts and Givers
                                                                                                                              Weekly Services:               Attendance                     Offerings SPECIAL GIFTS:
From Pastor Cosgrove                         Brown Bag Ministry                     growing and on the 1st Saturday of        October 30-31, 2010         706 (136, 243 & 327)              $10,778.69     Building Hope                                  $18,006.00
                                                                                    each month, starting in February
                                        On the 3rd Saturday of every month                                                    November 6-7, 2010          818 (153, 309 & 356)              $18,927.31     Blessed...to be a Blessing                     $21,150.00
                                                                                    2011, groups (only) are invited to
   Hospitality Hosts and                (December 18th) Hope’s Brown Bag            serve. Each group will be                 November 13-14, 2010        720 (176, 229 & 315)              $14,059.72     Organ Fund                                      $2,406.00
   Greeters are needed!                 Ministry will assemble 200                  responsible for preparing and
                                                                                                                              November 20-21, 2010       1068 (238, 367 & 463)              $13,759.75     Gifts and Memorials                            $12,375.00
                                        nutritious lunches to be distributed        distributing lunches on that day. If
Now that we are in our new space, it    to needy children in Wake Forest            your group is looking for a service                                             Simply Giving            $3,830.00     Len Sahl Memorials                                $465.00
is important that we make our           through the Dubois Center. You              project, this is a great way to be a
                                                                                                                                                                Weekly Average:             $15,338.87     Alms Fund                                          $30.00
guests and visitors feel welcome.       can help make these lunches special         blessing! Please contact Kristan
The entry points into Hope have         by donating packaged snack items            Price (919-791-6130) and/or Debbie                                               Weekly Goal:          $13,845.75      Preschool Scholarship Fund                         $20.00
increased, which expands the need       like cereal bars, granola bars, or          Irgens 919-373-9181 to schedule
                                                                                                                              Attendance and Offering Summary: Includes special service offerings
for more Hospitality Hosts/Greeters     Rice Krispy treats. Please place            your group to serve                       Avg. Weekly Attendance to date 2009: 592                                      Avg. Weekly offerings to date 2009:           $12,920.33
to help people find their way. The      your items in the brown bag labeled                                                   Avg. Weekly Attendance to date 2010: 654                                      Avg. Weekly offerings to date 2010:           $14,032.92
goal is to make everyone who enters     ―Brown Bag Ministry‖ located in the          A Great Big ―Thank You‖
feel appreciated and loved.             f o y e r D e ce m be r 1 - 1 7 t h f o r
                                        December’s distribution.            Two     A special thanks to all who helped        Year End Giving Notes
If you are interested in serving        hundred children and adults will be         make the Hope Chest & PLM
Hope in this capacity please contact    grateful!                                   Dinner and Life Skills class on
                                                                                                                              All YEAR END GIFTS must be                       An IRA Invested in                       essential for making those
Brenda         Duensing          at                                                 November 18th a huge success.
                                                                                                                              postmarked or received by Friday,               the LCEF Can Work                         payments without new borrowing.
Brenda.duensing@centurylink.com         Groups Can Now Participate in                                                         December 31, 2010 in order to be
                                            Brown Bag ministry!!                                                                                                               for the Ministry of
or you can call the church office at                                                                                          included in your 2010 year-end                                                            As you can see from the chart
                                                                                        “It is my prayer that the                                                               the Church Now–
554-8109.                                                                                                                     record of giving.   Please review                                                         below, giving is at 88% of the
                                        If you are a group and would like to          wonder of Christmas fills you                                                   Work for You in Retirement!
                                                                                        to the brim with joy and              your giving for the year and                                                              projected $1.6 million goal or
                                        distribute lunches as a service
                                                                                       peace!” - Pastor Cosgrove              complete your pledges to the            If you are not yet taking                         $183,190 to go. If you can fulfill
                                        project, the Brown Bag ministry is
                                                                                                                              operating fund and Building Hope        distributions from your individual                your pledge, please do so by
                                                                                                                              for Years to Come by the end of the     retirement account (IRA), you may                 December 31 or sooner!
                                                                                                                              year.                                   think that money just sits in the
                From Pastor                   Dedication Service                        Christmas Greetings!                                                          account, waiting to be used for your              Even if the goal is not reached,
                                                                                                                              Your    2011     OFFERING               retirement dreams. But if your IRA                what a celebration of thanks for the
                  Wagner                As we prepare for Dedication Service        I’m looking forward to our first
                                                                                                                              ENVELOPES will be available in          is invested with Lutheran Church                  sacrificial gifts that are being
                                        on Sunday, December 5 at 4:00PM,            Christmas services in the new             the narthex beginning Saturday,         Extension Fund, your money is                     faithfully given! Thank you people
                                        I hope many of you will be able to          sanctuary. Take note of the Advent-       December 18.                            hard at work now. Your IRA can be                 of Hope!
                First Services!
                                        come and celebrate. The Rev. Dr. Jon        Christmas activities and come to                                                  earning you two dividends: one for
What an incredible and awesome          Diefenthaler, President of the              worship the newborn King!                                                         your future and one for the future
experience to worship in our new        Southeastern District of the Lutheran                                                    WOULD YOU LIKE TO                    of the Church.          For more
                                        Church—Missouri Synod, and Mayor            Lana and I extend our special             DONATE STOCK AND OTHER                  information, contact Harry Hintz,
sanctuary on November 20 & 21! It
                                        Vivian Jones of Wake Forest, will           greetings and pray a Blessed                SECURITIES TO HOPE?                   LCEF Representative @ Hope (919)
was so encouraging to have so many
                                        bring greetings to the congregation.        Christmas for you and your families.                                              846-9192; www.lcef.org or call
members and friends join us for first
                                                                                    It’s a privilege to serve with you!,      The congregation has a SunTrust         800-843-5233.                                    $1,600,000
services! Worship attendance for        We will assemble to dedicate the                                                      Brokerage Account to receive your
the weekend was 1,068! Thank you        cornerstone plaque first and then                In His Service, TOGETHER                                                                                                      $1,400,000
                                                                                                                              donations in support of the
for your presence!                      process into the sanctuary.        The                                                                                               CLOSING OUT
                                                                                                                              ministry of your church. Not only                                                        $1,200,000
                                        Dedication Booklet will list all of the                                               do you save on potential capital             ―BUILDING HOPE!‖
Lynne Beaman, who has been              memorials and gifts as we dedicate                                                    gain taxes, you also receive a
spearheading the communication for      this wonderful sanctuary and                                                                                                  All ―Building Hope‖ pledges and
                                                                                                                              deduction for income tax purposes.                                                        $800,000
our Blessed...to be a Blessing          expanded facilities for God’s mission                                                                                         contributions should be completed
                                                                                     “Commit your way unto the Lord, trust    Contact Jan McCluskey,
campaign has posted a video             in this community.                                                                                                            by December 31, 2010 as the                       $600,000
                                                                                      also in Him, and He shall bring it to   Bookkeeper, in the church office if
montage of pictures from the                                                                                                                                          campaign and construction
                                                                                                 pass.” (NKJV)                you would like more information on                                                        $400,000
11:00am service. You may click on       Invite your friends and neighbors to                                                                                          activities come to a close. There are
                                                                                                                              how to donate stocks or mutual
the link to watch the video.            the Community Open House on                                                                                                   s t i l l c o n s t ru c t io n re te n t io n    $200,000
                                        Saturday, December 4 from 12—4PM.                                                     funds to Hope.                                                                                          Giving
                                                                                                                                                                      expenses to be paid so Building                                           Pledged    Received
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JC8      It’s a good ―no pressure‖ way to invite
                                                                                                                                                                      Hope and Building Fund giving is
-ml4zlMA                                folks to church!                                                                                                                                                                            $1,600,000 $1,607,282 $1,416,810
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Welcome New Members                                                                                                        ADULT CHRISTIAN EDUCATION NEWS
Hope was blessed to welcome               Kim & Anita Duncan                        Dennis & Beverly Mecum                      SUNDAY CLASSES                         Old Testament Challenge                           INTERESTED IN A
and receive the following new             Rob & Cindy Dussault                               (Erin)                          THROUGH DECEMBER 19                                                                           TWO YEAR, IN-
                                                                                                                                                                   From the beginning to the end of
members in November.       The          (Brittany, Paige & Mitchell)                                                                                                                                                     DEPTH STUDY OF
                                                                                Larry & Catherine Metzger                         9:45-10:45am                     our lives, we hunger for community.
names of the household family                                                         (Carter & Anna)                                                                                                                       SCRIPTURE?
                                           Ron & Vicki Gelfo                                                                                                       It’s not just how we were created—
members are included and a new
                                                                                     Andrew & Robin Queen                       Extraordinary Marriage             it s w hy ! G o d, w h o e nj o y s      Crossways is a two year in-depth
member picture page will be                    Ann Hanson
                                                                                         (Isabelle & Ian)                                                          relationship within His being as         study of the Bible that can change
displayed in the January                                                                                                   This dynamic study paints a
                                          Dane & Erin Hunter                                                                                                       Father, Son and Holy Spirit,             your life! 16 people are needed to
newsletter. Ronny Burman will                                                       Melissa & Shawn Replogle               compelling vision of an achievable
                                      (Spence, Annabelle & William)                                                                                                designed us to reflect His nature        start a new class. The course runs
be contacting the new members                                                                (Nathan)                      future—and provides a step-by-step
                                        Caroline & Marc Iafrate                                                                                                    through loving and life-giving           two years, but does not meet June -
about      picture    taking                                                                                               plan for couples to evaluate their
                                             (and children)                                  Diane Ryals                                                           relationship with Him and with           August and in December.
opportunities.                                                                                                             own marriage and work toward that
                                                                                                                                                                   each other. This study will reflect on
                                          Philomena Jaundroo                            Joe & Pam Schodt                   vision.
                                                                                                                                                                   community through the first 5 books      The class meets on Monday nights        H
                                                                                          (Jason & Tyler)                   A Study on the Gospel of John
                                             Richard Kaess                                                                                                         of the Bible.                            at 7:00 pm for one hour beginning in
                                                                                        Marvelyn Scraper                                                                                                                                            C
                                                                                                                           An in-depth study on the Gospel of                                               January. Each week there is a
                                          Brian & Nicole Lane                                                                                                                                               reading assignment of one unit in
                                                                                      Chris & Cathy Smith                  John concentrating on chapters 10-                   THERE WILL BE
                                                 (Tyler)                                                                                                                                                    the student manual, and a Bible
                                                                                             (Sam)                         14.                                                  NO    ADULT      OR
                                         Joe & Donna Loughry                                                                                                                    SUNDAY SCHOOL               reading, usually one book or a
                                                                                     Ken & Kim Sutherland                       Help For a Hurried Life
                                                                                                                                                                                CLASSES           on        portion of a book, sometimes,
                                        Bryan & Erin Markusen                               (Molly)                        A Bible-study series designed to                                                 several short books.
          Diane Carow                       (Aidan & Emma)                                                                                                                      Sunday, December 26.
                                                                                  Eric & Jane VanSickle                    help people get out of the ―rat race‖
                                                                                                                                                                   You are invited to bring holiday
        Jennifer Choi                     Gary & Leta Massey                    (Logan, Sophie, Gabi & Chloe)              of daily life by focusing more on                                                The materials are excellent, and the
                                                                                                                                                                   treats to share with everybody
     (Sammie & Sarah Kim)                                                                                                  their spiritual life. Through ―Help                                              class discussion is interactive and
                                             Amy McKeehan                                 Cynthia Walker                                                           between services in the Children’s
     Dwayne & Judy Cook                                                                                                    for the Hurried Life,‖ participants                                              often lively. If you have been
                                        Chris & Kim McKeeman                         Don & Bonnie Yakopcic                                                         Center/Fellowship Hall!!
        (Cole & Nicole)                                                                                                    explore God's purpose for life,                                                  looking for a way to learn more
                                          (Kenton, Kyle & Max)                                                             review how their schedules reflect                                               about God’s Word—this is it.
                                                                                                                                                                   On January 2 at 9:45AM Pastor
                                                                                                                           their priorities, see how they can                                               Co ntact Ri k R asmu sse n a t
                                                                                                                                                                   Wagner will present a special adult
                                                                                                                           reduce feelings of being                                                         rikrasmussen@gmail.com or by
                                                                                                                                                                   class on embracing the NEW YEAR
                                                                                                                           overwhelmed, develop new habits,                                                 phone at 556-7137.
                                                                                                                                                                   with resolutions you can resolutely
                                                                                                                           and understand how their choices
                                     CAMPAIGN                             Your participation is important                  provide an example to the world
                                                                                                                                                                   live by!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 WEDNESDAY NIGHT ALIVE
                                      UPDATE!                            in reaching the goal! Thank you!                  around them.                                                                       CLASSES RESUME ON JANUARY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       12, 2011
                              The 2011-2013 Blessed...to be a          $1,800,000    Growth Goal                                                                                                              Adult Classes gather from 6:30-
                              Blessing Campaign is off to an                                                                                                                                                  7:30PM. Pick up a brochure from
                                                                                     Challenge Goal                                                                                                         the Welcome Center in the narthex.
                              encouraging beginning as 198             $1,600,000
families have now pledged $955,610 to support on-going
stewardship, ministry development, completing unfinished Building
                                                                                                                           Christmas Greetings from the Staff
Hope projects and outreach beyond our walls. That’s 73.5% toward       $1,200,000
                                                                                                                           The staff of Hope Lutheran Church               Music & Media Staff                Sharon Davidson, Carole Mougey,
the Blessing Goal of $1.3 million! ―Praise God from whom all
                                                                                                                            and Preschool express our thanks       Pastor Sebastian, Joe Walters, Kathy     Amanda DeCilles, Lisa Dotson, Carolyn
blessings flow!‖                                                       $1,000,000
                                                                                                                           for the privilege of serving and wish       Vockeroth, Tim Stroupe, Ray                Rathje, Nancy Hipsman
Hope currently has 525+ families with 219 making commitments for        $800,000                                                    everyone a blessed                  Sharpstene, Michael Case
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Nursery Staff
2011 regular giving. The key to the success of the campaign is for                                                                       Christmas!
                                                                                                                                                                             Preschool Staff:                Kay Self, Marlene Spencer, Heleen
ALL OF THE MEMBERS of Hope to pray about sacrificial and
                                                                                                                                  Church Program Staff             Regina Fisher, Angela Baker, Coralee       Bloomer, Karie Cook, Erin Ames,
over and above regular offerings. If you have not returned your         $400,000
                                                                                                                             Pastor Wagner, Pastor Cosgrove,        Rogers, Linda Waterman, Deborah                    Renee Pfendler
commitment card, please place your prayerful response in the
offering plates this week, or in the special cross in the narthex!      $200,000                                           Pastor Lineberger, Krista Young, Beth     Burns, Lydia Franklin, Jill Dillow,
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Clean & Green Custodial Staff
                                                                                                                             Ray, Shannon Janosko, Rita Kaess,        Renee Pfendler, Dawn Ponsolle,
                                                                              $0                                                                                                                                  J.B Bowers, Bob, Charles
“And I will bless you...and all peoples on earth will                                                                       Jan McCluskey, Barbara DeMarco,.        Stephanie Bechtel, Tracie White,
                                                                                     Blessing Goal   Pledged    Received
     be blessed through you.” (Genesis 12:2-3)                                                                                  Terry Ultis, Mike Featham            Judie Morrical, Eileen McHugh,
                                                                                                                                                                                                            And from all the volunteers who help
                                                                          Column 1 $1,300,000        $955,610   $46,490                                            Christine Murphy, Suzanne Whiting,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 us with these ministries!!!
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             THE  MEN       OF                     GOFORS WANTED!!!                    is funny, ugly, or you just don’t like
             HOPE will gather for                                                      and see who gets stuck with it!
                                               The ChristCare group, “God’s            Food, laughter, and friendship will
            their monthly breakfast
                                               Gofors” could use your help. This is    set the tone. An invitation with
            on Saturday, December
                                               a service oriented ChristCare group     more details will be sent out. Please
            11 at 7:30AM. All men
                                               that meets once a month at the          RSVP to Brenda at 554-7433 or
            of the congregation are                                                                                               (Follow, Love And Serve Him)
                                               church. We enjoy food, fellowship,      brenda.duensing@centurylink.com
            invited to participate in
                                               devotions, and prayers but our main     by December 8.                                                                                                     It is an exciting time at Hope as we are
                        a time of
 Men of Hope Breakfast f e l l o w s h i p ,   mission is to help take care of our                                                                                                                        beginning to see some of the possibilities God
                                                                                                                                                                                                          has given us with our new space. It is awesome
 Spring Craft and Yard  prayer and             church property. We perform many
                        service.               chores including landscaping work,                        PLANTING                                                   Christmas Party                       that these new possibilities stretch all the way
                                                                                                                                                                                                          to children’s ministry. The new Nursery and
                                               minor repairs, painting, cleaning,                      SEEDS FOR A                                                    December 12th                       Children’s Center is located in the original
                                               and whatever else needs doing.                                                                                         4:00pm-6:30pm                       building.
 MEN OF HOPE YARD SALE &                                                                               FIRST FRUITS
   CRAFT FAIR COMING                                                                                      GARDEN!                                                FLASH AND Confirmation                   The Nursery Center is located in the old
                                               With the wonderful growth of our
      NEXT SPRING                              church facilities, more chores are                                                                              Bring an unwrapped $5-$10                  administration hall. In this area you will find
                                               popping up every day; thus the need     The Service/Outreach Team would                                            gift for a child in need                an Infant room (designed for 0-18month olds),
What: Hope’s Yard Sale & Craft                                                                                                                                                                            a Toddler room (designed for 19 months-4
                                               for more members. The required          like to start some raised bed                                             Come and enjoy playing
Fair (Sponsored by Men of Hope)                                                                                                                                                                           years), and a Nursing room (designed for
                                               skills are minimal, only a              gardens here at Hope to help feed
                                                                                                                                    *FLASH is a series of       games, caroling, wrapping                 nursing mom’s in need of some privacy). The
When: Saturday, May 14 (Mark                   willingness to work! The reward is      those who need fresh vegetables and
                                                                                       fruits.   We will need planners,
                                                                                                                                   ongoing events for the       gifts for kid’s in need, and              nursery is provided to allow parents time to
your 2011 calendar now)                        the good feeling of helping care for                                                   3rd and 4th grade                                                   worship and grow, while providing children
                                               God’s house. Both men and women         builders, and gardeners who would           students of Hope. Each               lots of Fun!                      time to experience God at an age appropriate
Rental fees: Space & table rental                                                      be willing to help this endeavor           month students will meet          Dinner is included.
                                               are welcome. Please consider joining                                                                                                                       level.
profits to be used for Hope’s Prayer                                                   ―take root.‖ If you are interested, a      for a variety of different
                                               us. If you have any questions or
Garden.                                                                                meeting will be held on December 7,        fellowship, service, and       Sign up at the welcome desk!             The Children’s Center is located in the old
                                               interest, please call Al Maxwell at
                                                                                                                                       worship events.                                                    sanctuary. This center will be used for a
                                               919-562-5786 or Andy Hoh at 919-        6:30 PM at church. You may also                                          Parent Chaperones are needed.
Action: Create your crafts & collect                                                                                                                                                                      number of things, including; 1st-4th grade
                                               562-9562.                               contact Brenda Duensing at
yard sale items, you keep your own                                                                                                                                                                        Sunday school, Children’s Church, WNA,
profit!                                                                                                                                                                                                   children ministry events, and so much more.
                                                                                       or 554-7433.
                                                SINGLES GROUP PARTY
Look for more details in March and                                                                                                                                                                        This new space is truly a gift from God. Come
plan to join us for some spring time                                                                                                                                                                      and check it out, and see what all God has
                                               The Singles Group will have a
fun!      Contact, Norm Bell,                  White Elephant Christmas Party at
Coordinator for Men of Hope at 252-            Brenda Duensing’s home on Dec. 12
303-0130 if you have questions.                at 2 PM. Bring a gift that you think
                                                                                                                                                                                      2010 Christmas Pageant
                                                                                                                                                                                      Wednesday, December 15, 7:00PM
Quilts and Cards
                                                                                                                                                       It is not too late to get a part in the Christmas Pageant.
HAND QUILTING WORKSHOP                         call Betty or Hugh McAlear at 554-                 A day and time will be                               Contact Beth Ray by December 5th to sign your child up.
will NOT meet during the month of              9081 or send a message to                          determined by the group.                   Children will be learning their class songs in their Sunday School classes.
December.                                      bmcalear@nc.rr.com if you will be in               If you don’t know how to                CDs of the music are on sale for $7.00. Please contact Beth Ray to place an order.
                                               attendance. We will NOT PLAY on                    play, the group will be                The practice schedule is as follows.
THE BRIDGE GROUP will meet                     Monday, December 27th.                             glad to instruct you.
on Monday, December 13th at 9:30                                                                  Please consider joining
                                                                                                                                         December 1st                      5:30pm-7:00    Main Speaking roles
                                                                                                                                         December 5th                      2:00pm-4:00    ENTIRE CAST (EVERYONE)
a.m. in the Confirmation Room on               PINOCHLE GROUP: A revised                          this fun group.
                                                                                                                                         December 8th                      5:30pm-7:00    All SPEAKING roles
the lower level of the old building.           version of the Pinochle group is                                                          December 12th                     2:00pm-4:00    ENTIRE CAST (EVERYONE)
Everyone is asked to bring some                being formed. The group will be         Come and join in the
cookies or tea bread for a Christmas           meeting at the church. If you are          fun! Meet new                                  Performance:
exchange. We will also enjoy some              interested in joining, please contact                                                     December 15th            7:00-8:00PM - Please have your children dressed and at the church by 6:30PM.
of the goodies while we play. Please           Darlene McKenney at 252-478-6086.
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    Christmas Love Dare...
                                                                                          AMERICAN HERITAGE                  Hope Lutheran Preschool News
                                                                                             GIRLS at Hope
                                                                                                                             The Preschool children will            scarves, and pairs of gloves/          the preschool parents and church
                                                                                      Do you have fond memories of your
     Love is…in the form of a                     Christmas Soup Poem                                                        present their Christmas Program        mittens. All donations will go to      members who supported the
                                                                                      days in scouting? Do you wish to
                                                                                                                             “Celebrating the Birth of              local agencies to be distributed to    event, with $863.66 going towards
            little Baby.                                                              make a difference in the lives of
                                                 When you start to spot                                                      Jesus” to their families                        those in need in our          painting our building.
                                                                                      young girls in the Wake Forest
                                                        Christmas                                                            on Tuesday, December 14                         community.
    The 29 days between Thanksgiving                                                  area? Then American Heritage
                                               On your left and your right                                                   at 2:30pm, Wednesday,                                                         Hope Lutheran Preschool is
    and Christmas can be a blur of                                                    Girls needs you!!
                                                 It can kind of be tough                                                     December 15 at 9:30am,                           The Preschool will be        partnering with seven students
    activities for well-intended families.
                                                To remember God’s Light                                                      Thursday, December 16                            closed for the holidays      from Wake Forest Rolesville High
    Between school programs, parties,                                                 American Heritage Girls (AHG) is
    family traditions, shopping, and                                                                                         at 9:30, and Friday,                             beginning        Monday,     School to be interns in our
                                                 At that exact moment                 a    Christ    centered    scouting
    Advent Worship services; we can                                                                                          December 17 at 9:30am.                           December 20 through          classrooms as part of their Child
                                                  You know it is time                 organization for girls age 5-18 and
    begin to lose focus.      Advent and                                                                                                                Preschool Christmas   Friday, December 31.         Development       course.       The
                                              To whip up Christmas soup               is now    at     Hope     Lutheran
    Christmas can come and go without                                                                                        During December the            Programs          All     morning      and     students     will   be    observing,
                                              That will make you feel fine.           church.     This    exciting    new
r   us stopping to talk about and                                                                                            children are bringing in                         afternoon classes resume     interacting and implementing
                                                                                      opportunity needs adults who
    appreciate all that this season is                                                                                       Christmas gifts for less                         on Monday, January 3rd.      child development practices in
                                                Pour the packet in a mug.             would like to lead a unit
    about.                                                                                                                   fortunate children as part of the                                             different areas of the classroom.
                                                 Add the snowballs too.               mentoring young girls as they
                                                                                                                             Hope Kids Care Outreach              A Parents Night Out fundraiser           It is a privilege to be mentors for
                                                 And throw in the kisses              become Christ centered scouts.
    So, our dare for you this month is to                                                                                    Program. During November the         was held on November 5th and was         these students as they focus on
                                                   from Jesus to you.
    help your family focus on the baby                                                                                       children collected winter hats,      a huge success! Thank you to all         their future careers.
    in the manger.                                                                    For more information please
                                                Next fill it with hot water           contact Sheila Flanagan (562-
                                               the cane will stir it up nice.         3430) or Amy Minor (554-0059)
    Here are 4 fun ideas to help you in
    the journey:
                                             Notice the white is Jesus' purity
                                                 The red is His sacrifice
                                                                                                                             More News and Notes
    1. Attend weekly Advent worship
       services – it can give you
                                                                                                                                    HELPING HANDS                      RECYCLE, RECYCLE,                   The first collection will take place
                                             Now you are ready to take a sip                                                                                                                               on January 29-30, 2011. Please
                                                                                                                                      MINISTRY                             RECYCLE!!
       opportunity to talk about more
       aspects of the Christmas Gospel.
                                              feel the warm Christmas love
                                             And remember Jesus was sent                     Come                                                                                                          start saving now to help benefit
                                                                                                                                                                                                           others later!
                                                                                                                                                                    The Rays of Hope ChristCare Group
                                                                                         and worship the
    2. Use an Advent Wreath at home              From his Father above.
       – there are lots of ideas online                                                                                                                             will start collecting aluminum cans,
       and in Christian bookstores for                  By Beth Ray                                                                                                 bottles and foil to turn in for cash
       wreaths and the devotions that                                                                                                                               and then use that money to help
       can go along with them. You            HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH                                                                                                  support the Brown Bag Ministry.
       can find some options at                 MERRY CHRISTMAS                                                              The Helping Hands Ministry at          The 4th weekend of each month has
       www.cph.org.                                                                                                          Hope responds to people in times of    been designated for you to bring
                                                                                                                             need, providing meals after the        your bagged/crushed aluminum
    3. Give Christmas Soup poem
       (along with the fixings) to                                                                                           birth of a child, during times of      items to church.
                                                CHRISTMAS DAY PRAYER:
       friends and teachers as a way to                                                                                      illness, death or other moments of
       help children share the message       Dear Lord we thank you this                                                     crisis. The Helping Hands Ministry
       of Christmas.                         Christmas day for all the blessings of                                          also hosts, upon request, receptions
                                             our lives. We thank you for everything                                          following funeral or memorial
    4. Read the Christmas Day prayer as      that we have. We thank you especially                                           services held at Hope. Meals are
       a family before you open gifts (if    for today as we remember your Son
                                                                                                                             prepared in your homes and then
       you can get everyone to hold still    Jesus Christ who was born on                                                                                                                                                         Hope’s Men’s
                                                                                                                             delivered to the home of the family,
       for a few minutes).                   Christmas Day. As we open these gifts                                                                                                                                               Softball Team
                                             help us to not forget Him or your love                                          or in some instances to the church.
                                             that sent Him to forgive us all of our                                                                                                                                            took 2nd Place in
    We will continue to pray for you in
                                             sins. Help us to have fun and to                                                If you volunteer to prepare meals,                                                                 the tournament
    all seasons.     We pray that our
                                             cherish the memories of today. Also                                             you will be called as needed to                                                                   this year, raising
    homes are places where the love of
                                             help us to remember in our hearts the                                                                                                                                             over $6,000 for
                                                                                                                             provide helping hand to others.
                                                                                          Newborn King!
    Jesus is shared.                         reason we celebrate this season and
                                                                                                                             Contact Valerie Miceli, Helping                                                                     charity. Good
                                             may that memory never be forgotten.
              Beth and Krista <><            In Jesus’ Name we pray. Amen.                                                   Hands Coordinator, or call the                                                                        work men!
                                                                                                                             church office if you would like to
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                                                                                                                Sharing Christmas with Children
                                                                                                                        from Crossnore
                                                                                                                                  December 10-11
          YOUTH CHRISTMAS PARTIES—                                                                                                                         $25 covers food,

                 December 12
                                                                                                                                                         overnight in the retreat
                                                                                                                                                         center, and materials.
                                                                                                                 p by
                                                                                                                                                         This is a great way to
         7th-12th Grade—6:30-8:30pm. Evening includes dinner, live
                                                                                                          Sign u                                            serve others this
         music, games, and the ever popular ―wacky gift exchange‖. Gifts                                     12/5                                               season.
         should be gender neutral or labeled male/ female, and cost $5 or
                                                                                                                                                          High School Event
          under. You may also bring a gift or gift cards for an angel tree
             family—contact Krista for specifics on items and sizes                                                                                                              THERE
                                                                                                                                                                                       WILL B
                                                                                                        Wake Forest Christmas Parade                                               NO BIB     E
                              if you are interested.                                                                                                                                      LE
              5th-6th Grade— 4:00-6:30pm—see details in the                                                                 December 11                                                ES O
                                                                                                                                                                                  SUNDA N
                         FLASH News on page 11.                                                          For more details, please see bulletin or                               DECEM    Y
                                                                                                                                                                                      BER 26
                                                                                                         contact Holly Hoffman at 570-8321 or
                          Sign up through email !!!
                                                                                                                                                                      Sunday Morning
                                                          Return to Narnia in the                                                                             Don’t be a scrooge and stay in bed on
     Youth Fellowship                                       Voyage of the Dawn                                                                                Sunday mornings ~ join your friends for
                                                                                                                                                              interesting discussions as we open God’s
                                                                 Treader                                                          DEPOSITS                    Word and see what He has to say to us.
The Youth Center will be open for                             Family Movie                                                         NEEDED
 “hang time” on Wednesdays in                              Sunday December 19
December on the 1st, 8th, and 15th                                                                                            for Summer Trips!               Sundays in December will be
                                                                                                                                                              a little different for the High
      from 6:00—7:00pm                  We’ll attend an early afternoon movie together at
                                                                                                     Middle School youth planning on attending the            School class. We will be
                                     Wakefield Marquee Cinema (watch bulletin for specific                                                                    dividing into 2 groups:
                                      times-they are not listed yet). Purchase your tickets          Mission trip this summer need a $100 deposit by
Advent Worship starts at 7pm—so                                                                      November 30 to commit to attend. Please contact
we will be upstairs at                   ahead of time. Families will have the option of
                                                                                                     Krista or Jan McCluskey for more details 562-8256        Grade 9-10 in room 101 and 11-12 with
                                              grabbing a bite to eat after the movie.
     that time.                                                                                      and jmccluskey@nc.rr.com                                 College Age in room 102.       Pastor Bill
                                                                                                                                                              Seaman will be leading the older class.
                                     Can’t make that time? Ask Krista for a movie guide to           High School youth planning on
   Come and relax,                                                                                   attending the summer Servant
                                                                                                                                                              Krista Young will lead the Freshman and
                                              help you catch the Christian themes.                                                                            Sophomore class. Hope you can join us—we
  share conversation                  This is an awesome opportunity to share the Gospel             Event at Camp Linn Haven
                                                                                                                                                              have a soft comfy chair waiting for you—
     and connect!                    with friends who can enjoy the movie and learn about            June 25-July 2, 2011 need
                                                                                                                                                              maybe even donuts!
                                                  God’s love at the same time.                       $100 and registration form by
                                                                                                     January 2. Contact Krista or
                                                                                                     Chris Hoh at choh@nc.rr.com for
                                      Sign up through email or at the welcome desk.
                                                                                                     more information.

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